Manual therapy includes hands-on techniques designed to reduce pain and enhance healing and mobility of soft tissues for the purpose of restoring function and freedom to move. These techniques may include joint mobilization, manipulation, or soft tissue mobilization/ massage in which the physical therapist uses skilled passive movements of the joints and related soft tissues with varying degrees of force and velocity to optimize therapeutic effects. Manual therapy has been found to be extremely effective at treating painful joint and muscle conditions of the spine and extremities especially when it is combined with specific therapeutic exercises provided by a skilled physical therapist.
Laser therapy treatment is a non-invasive therapy that makes use of intense beams of light of specific wavelengths to help reduce pain related to your injury. Lasers are often referred to as Cold Lasers or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). The low-level laser treatment has various benefits, as it nearly eliminates pain and inflammation, restores normal body functioning without the use of painkillers, is non-toxic and non-invasive and hence improves the overall quality of life. The low-level laser therapy is very safe and its capability to penetrate the tissues makes it a stimulant, which induces cell growth and tissue repair. The increased blood circulation to the area also quickens the healing process.
Our detailed assessment will focus on both the reasons for your injury and symptoms, as well as specific areas for improvement to meet the requirements of your particular sport. Our attention to detail is in analyzing your movement patterns then focusing on the components that require re-training, strengthening, and improved flexibility. Our therapist provides analysis of your movement patterns and full explanation of your weaknesses, which will help you understand your injury. Detailed education around endurance, power, repetition and other potential contributing aspects of your daily life are integrated throughout our treatment. During your sports injury treatment, rehabilitation exercises are prescribed to help you achieve each step of your recovery and see you return to optimal sporting performance.
Women Health Issues
We have experience in managing the issues surrounding pregnancy, child birth, and being a new mother. We are experienced in ante natal care, post natal treatment for back pain, pelvic pain and the treatment of many other conditions that are common during or following pregnancy. These include back pain, neck pain, upper back pain, continence problems, De Quervains syndrome, and carpal tunnel.Pelvic pain and lower back pain are common occurrences following child birth. The stress and strain of child birth, has a significant impact on the tone and control of the abdominal wall and pelvic floor. We know that specific correction of muscle weakness, manual therapy to improve restriction of the low back and pelvic joints, and restoring posture can lead to a quick recovery of post-partum problems.
After taking a thorough history and understanding how your problems affects you, we conduct a thorough Physical examination which involves testing structures such as muscles, nerves, joints, ligaments, and tendons in order to establish the exact source of your pain or injury. Once an exact diagnosis is established we will embark on treatment specific to your problem that takes into account your lifestyle and expectations. We will discuss the problem in detail with you and will also give you advice on to how to prevent your injury returning.Techniques include;
• Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation – hands-on treatment to reduce pain and stiffness.
• Soft tissue massage/myofascial release – to improve muscle flexibility.
• Electrotherapy – to reduce pain and speed up healing.
Active rehabilitation is a program in which exercise and education are the foundations for therapy. On your first visit, the focus will be on completing a thorough assessment of your baseline strength and flexibility, and establishing your training goals. This allows our physiotherapists to design a program that is safe and effective for you. Your program can include elements of core strengthening, postural re-education, functional training, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Individuals that are most suitable for this program are those involved in a motor vehicle accident and work related injuries. Our main goal in the Active Rehabilitation Program is to provide clients with increased resolution of symptoms and independence in their recovery through a repeatable structured exercise routine. This program will help clients return to normal function safely and efficiently.